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Sights and Sounds of Disney Parks: Frozen is Now the Coolest Soundtrack on Record!

posted on February 22nd, 2014 by Greg Ehrbar, Writer/Author, Disney's Yellow Shoes Creative Group


Guests have sure been enjoying meeting the sisters from “Frozen” at our parks over the past few months. (Be sure to check out Shawn Slater’s latest blog post for details on when and where you can see them). And something else our guests love about this film is the terrific soundtrack – and if that applies to you, you’ve got to hear about a special version of the soundtrack that’s available for a very limited time.

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Next Monday through Friday only (February 24-28, 2014), if you pre-order either version of the “Frozen” vinyl album listed below, you’ll have a chance to receive one of just 50 copies that includes a signed poster!

Each day’s set of 50 albums will have different autographs:

  • Monday 2/24/14 – Oscar-nominated songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
  • Tuesday 2/25/14 – Oscar-nominated directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
  • Wednesday 2/26/14 – John Lasseter
  • Thursday 2/27/14 – Composer Christophe Beck
  • Friday 2/28/14 – Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

Choose from two versions of Disney’s “Frozen” limited edition vinyl collectible:

Deluxe Vinyl + Deluxe Digital Album Download
http://www.myplaydirect.com/frozen/deluxe-vinyl-deluxe-digital-album-download/details/29035521
$89.98
Includes an instant download of the deluxe digital album and three 12-inch COLOR vinyl LPs packaged in a stunning double-gatefold, embossed foil jacket with a full-color booklet containing the lyrics and gallery quality images from the film.

Deluxe Vinyl Album
http://www.myplaydirect.com/frozen/deluxe-vinyl/details/29035448
$74.98
Includes three 12-inch color vinyl LPs packaged in a stunning double-gatefold, embossed foil jacket with a full-color booklet containing the lyrics and gallery quality images from the film.

Orders will be fulfilled in April 2014.

“Wait a second, Greg. What are these “vinyl records” upon which you speak so fondly?”

I’ve met young people who have no idea what a “record” is. It’s a round, flat disc with the sound carefully carved into a spiral of grooves. You put a record on a turntable and set it spinning while a tiny needle, attached to a “tone arm,” picks up the groove vibrations and sends them through a sound system to entertain you. Know why we call them “albums?” It’s because early 78-rpm records could only hold about three minutes on each side. An album was literally a book filled with envelopes to store the discs.

12-inch long-playing records or “LP’s” — which could hold about 60 minutes on one 33 1/3-rpm disc — were introduced in 1948. The next year brought vinyl “singles,” 7-inch 45-rpm records that spun upon many an Elvis and Beatles fan’s turntable. Today’s compact discs can hold about 80 minutes of audio. Of course, downloads have a wide range of lengths.

You can still buy brand-new vinyl records — and there are lots of ways to play them. Many of your favorite neighborhood stores and online retailers sell vinyl records. Turntable sales are actually very strong.

Records are remarkable to behold as they spin out their magic. You can look at a record’s surface and SEE the music nestled in the grooves. The grooves pulsate as the needle zooms within them, like a Star Wars X-wing starfighter, careening through narrow canyons to save the galaxy.

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1

Eric from MA on February 22nd, 2014 at 12:49 pm

I know Disney is about great music, but aren’t the fans now listening to the soundtrack MORE than they’re watching the movie?
It’s become “the Let It Go Movie”, not the story of Anna & Elsa…Tangled had good songs too, but at least we remembered Rapunzel. (And come to think of it, I don’t remember any of the two or three songs from Wreck-It Ralph, apart from the Sugar Rush theme.) :)

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Ethan on February 22nd, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Quick question… does it matter how many we buy? For example, if I buy three vinyl records on one day, does that count as three separate chances for me to get the poster?

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Alison from CA on February 23rd, 2014 at 10:06 am

What was that, my darling 10-year-old daughter? What does “RPM” mean? That’s “revolutions per minute”– how many times the record spins in a minute.

Mr. Greg may not remember that far back, but there were even records that turned slowly… 16 RPM… and before flat discs, the grooves were carved into wax cylinders. Yes, dear, kind of like the writing in the rocks in “Atlantis”.

Now let me show you your grandfather’s Victrola, that belonged to his father before him….

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Nick on February 24th, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Greg, Is there any possibility of the World of Color Winter Dreams version of Let it Go getting a release that we can purchase? The orchestrated version in the show was very epic and powerful and it’s definitely something I’d love to have in my disney music collection.

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James from NY on February 24th, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Does it matter when we purchase. I believe the facebook post stated the first 50 customers. Is that from 12:00 a.m. EST or PST? Or is it simply random?

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Joseph from CA on February 24th, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Does the fact that my birthday is on Wednesday give me any extra chance to get a John Lasseter signature? =)

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Lauren on February 24th, 2014 at 3:37 pm

When and how will the people who won be notified?

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Fred from CA on February 24th, 2014 at 8:17 pm

“but aren’t the fans now listening to the soundtrack MORE than they’re watching the movie? It’s become “the Let It Go Movie”, not the story of Anna & Elsa”

Eric–No, not really. Most people I know remember the film as being the story of Anna and Elsa. Frozen is a fantastic movie. It had a good story, in addition to the great music. Just because there is an emphasis on the soundtrack, does not mean that people are listening to the soundtrack more than watching the film.

Frozen has done incredibly well at the box office. People are still visiting theaters to see the movie. Frozen comes out on DVD/Blu-ray in less than a month, and the film is still playing at many theaters (including the AMC 12 at Downtown Disney, Anaheim) :)

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Fred from CA on February 25th, 2014 at 12:01 am

…I also want to add that the characters in Frozen are awesome, and the film had some great twists. :)

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Monica from CA on May 2nd, 2014 at 11:33 am

Is there a list of winners?

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